Our (Ohio's) first snowstorm of the year was a cold one with high wind and blistering cold. As I do often I was taking a short walk through the streets by our statehouse, hidden away in a doorway was a homeless gentlemen, ignored by all who passed. He was hunkered down, soaked to the bone and shivering. I've spent some time now photographing the homeless in the Columbus area, more specifically those who pass by and ignore them.
I looked down at my camera, and saw I had just 3 frames left. This is the final image shot on the last roll of film I had at the time. As he saw me, standing in the snow, with the camera pointed directly at him, he smiled and was thrilled to have someone to talk with. I stayed awhile, sharing the shelter with him as we spoke of how the city has changed over the years. He thanked me for taking the time to say hello, extended his hand and said he hoped we'd meet again.
When I got back to my Jeep, I noticed while unloading the film I'd not only overexposed the image, but I had the ASA set incorrectly. Thankfully everything worked out alright! This is now my favorite image from now close to two years of covering this subject.